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Seriously how cool does my little chick look?! Love her.

Returned home and then both kids got sick through the night – thank goodness this didn’t happen in the tent!

My birthday wasn’t the best I’ve had – both kiddies still sick and Jon working but two of my most lovely friends dropped off my presents – fab jewellery! 

 
And here is Beau modelling it all for me!
Wedding at work on Friday – I had to stay home with my sick babies and my sick self since they have kindly passed it on to me!
Everyone seemed much brighter on Saturday so I took them out for the day and it was such a beautiful afternoon. Unlike Sunday which was decidedly autumnal so we headed to soft play. This particular soft play was 4 stories of doom with monster children flying around at high speed. To battle The Hunger Games my two teamed up and I couldn’t have been prouder if Beau, she kept Wyn with her and they played together beautifully. When we came outside the weather had changed and we enjoyed a lovely stroll along the prom. 
 

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 Beau was given a paint your own crockery set for her birthday and we finally got around to doing it. She graciously allowed Wyn to paint some so really it was a success. My oil cloth however is terminal.

Decided to give Minx Nails a try as opposed to Gelish which I normally have. Fabulous result however these are best for a specific occasion rather than mother of two chaos – they did last quite well but I removed them myself after only 10 days.

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Peace was destroyed in the night when I went in to check on the boy only for him to say “sick mamma” – indeed. He was a lot brighter in Thursday so we did go out but he still needed lots of mummy cuddles.
We have these beautiful moments if harmony – I imagine just after this photo was take Wyn walloped Beau with a piece if track and she banned him from playing!

Any excuse for face painting and now the boy is in on the act. When Beau asked to be a spider I made sure it was more ‘Charlotte’s Web’ and less ‘Arachnophobia’ 

Fresh peas in our veg box this week – had to cook frozen ones to supplement our dinner as she ate more than she put in the bowl! 

The boy is reaching the stage where he doesn’t always nap when really he could still do with one. This particular day I popped him on the sofa whilst I went to prepare lunch and this was the result. Not surprising if he has to clean all the time!

Traffic jam country style!

A family day at Longleat – we have purchased annual passes – expensive but worth it – I hope!! 

My little girl is off to school in September. Today was her last day at nursery, here she is alongside her tiny first day self.

She has also joined Rainbows which has caused a certain amount of controversy in our household since her father wants her to be a scout but that isn’t an option yet.

May have to start brushing his hair.

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Our children are so cute sometimes, snuggled up together and on other occasions I can see their horns!

Have given this coffee machine a new home since it’s services are no longer required at the hotel – lucky us!

This little boy was wiped out and had a snooze on Granny’s sofa. At the time I was thinking he was about to get sick but we were spared this time!
We decided it was time for the little man to graduate to the cot bed. He looks so cute in his tiny bed – I also love that he comes into our room in the morning and tells me “out bed”.

Wedding preparations all day Friday – the bride made hundreds of little cranes. They looked fab hanging in the garden.

The weather on Saturday was superb and the wedding was lovely. We are so lucky to play such an important role in someone’s wedding. Job satisfaction – tick.

Sunday afternoon was family time spent in the garden and going for a bike ride in the village. Beau snapped this picture with my phone whilst Jon was taking photos of her. Like the filter she chose too! 

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We entered a team in the Dragon Boat Racing at the country fair. We never do well – we’d probably perform better if we paddled backwards but it’s good fun and we were racing money for The Max Appeal which supports children with DiGeorge Syndrome – a worthy course.

Loving my summer twist on a French manicure – really pleased with them.

Both children have been poorly for a few days with high temperatures and a loss of appetite – both slept with me that night. Jon had the sense to sleep on the sofa! 

We picked up Beau’s birthday present ready for the weekend – it is just perfect for her with it’s little basket on the front.

#selfie – need I say more!

On Saturday we went to a birthday party – Wyn was delighted because he could play with a balloon uninterrupted.

Sunday was Beau’s 4th birthday! We had her party at the hotel after we abandoned plans to have it in the village park due to awful weather! British summer at it’s best. It was a great afternoon and the last minute bouncy castle was perfect she had an amazing day. 

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I this photo on Monday after seeing my Timehop from last year – the same one of the two of them on the sofa – here’s the comparison…ο»Ώ

Tuesday – Do other parents think that their children’s toy multiply overnight? I swear we didn’t have this amount yesterday!

I got the call from nursery on Wednesday morning to tell me Beau had been sick, so armed with a washing up bowl and a towel I went to retrieve my first born.ο»Ώ

ο»ΏSince doing our recent staff training we have started to put in place small ideas to give our guests a better experience – the first is free coffee to go in the mornings when guests are checking out.

Wyn is now the perfect age for ‘In the Night Garden’ and he adores it – simly mesmerised by the characters!

On Saturday Beau was a witch – I love this picture with Wyn just in the background by the fireplace.

Sunday was Mother’s Day but not for me! We had 50 in for lunch and 80 in for afternoon tea! Not really for my mummy either who had the children all day – my father did tell me they behaved really well though do that was a blessing!

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Day 40 – who wouldn’t want to spend the day as a fairy princess?
Day 41 – Wyn is still suffering with chickenpox, he has it far worse than Beau did but strangely she had it exactly two years ago to the day!
Day 42 – a peaceful nights sleep – I think we are on the upwards curve now.

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Day 43 – after the BW course Jon and I went on we have now started passing it on to our staff. This was modules 1 and 2 of the personality experience.
Day 44 – the boy is clearly feeling slightly better his dinner ended up on the walls!
Day 45 – my fairy princess again but this time she used her magic powers to complete some polishing at the hotel whilst we were setting up for a very busy valentine’s night restaurant.
Day 46 – this is my pot of Egyptian Magic. Magic the creator of this product stayed with us recently and sent 28 pots to the hotel once he had returned home one for every member of staff. I am using it on my dry old lady hands which are suffering going in and out of the cold and wet and the effects of central heating.

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What a week of highs and lows!

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Monday saw us up near Bath on a Best Western training course called ‘The Personality Experience’. It was an intensive two and a half days but it was so worthwhile – really looking forward to passing it on to our staff.

After the course finished on Tuesday we drove to the New Forrest and stopped overnight there. The sheep slowed our journey a little!
At dinner Jon had arranged for roses to be on our table – we will both be working Valentines. The flowers still look beautiful now – lucky me!

On Thursday Wyn and I had curry for dinner – I am proud to say he was a big fan!

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I had a lovely glass of wine on Friday – Beau came over to me and told me it was wine made from turtles! This was followed by another sleepless night thanks to Wyn – I had noticed the first spot on Friday so I needed the wine!

Saturday he had half a million spots – you should see him now poor love. They are in his eyes, mouth, all over his torso and in places little boys don’t need spots!

We had a wedding open afternoon at the hotel on Sunday (my mum looked after Wyn and Beau came to work with us). It is always so lovely to see the hotel set up wedding ready and be able to chat to the couples who come to look around. We have some great local suppliers who help us to dress the hotel and then are there to pass on their wisdom too.

So an inspiring week to start, with a touch of romance ending with a very poorly boy and a tired mummy.